A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
OCT 14-16, 2020

No matter your mission, one thing is true for all of us: we can’t go back to the way things were.

2020 has fundamentally unsettled us, calling into question how we live, who we see, and what we value.

As changemakers, we now have an extraordinary opportunity to propose — and collectively engineer — a future that doesn’t just help our communities survive, but instead reimagines society so that every person can thrive.

Consider this your invitation to help design the next normal.

 

Registration Opens in August

It's time for us to do more.

The state of the nation shouldn’t surprise us.

As changemakers, we know the gross systemic failures that have perpetuated racism and we understand the festering void of unity that has allowed the pandemic to ravage our communities.

But what we know – and even the good we’ve done – simply isn’t enough.

So, we’ve made the decision to re-focus Upswell 2020 exclusively on the two issues that will either define or destroy us: anti-racism and COVID-19 recovery.

UPSWELL 2020 IS ABOUT TWO THINGS

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We need more than just honest conversations and increased awareness. Now is the moment to take necessary and decisive action to permanently eradicate the treacherous racism that has poisoned our nation’s soul.

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As architects of a better tomorrow, it’s our job to design the strategies to recover from the health, economic, and cultural wreckage that stands in our way.

Submit a Proposal

What happens next is up to you. Elevate your bold, ambitious, and risky ideas by submitting a proposal to be part of the Upswell 2020 virtual program.

Upswell Pop-Ups

You don’t need to wait until October to experience Upswell. Pop-Ups are live experiences designed for a creative kind of authenticity – connecting you to new people, making sense of the changing world around us, and exploring big ideas about what comes next.

Next Upswell Pop-Up: July 14, 2020

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JOIN THE WAVE

Upswell, powered by Independent Sector, is a community of thousands of engaged, passionate, and diverse changemakers – and the energy is constantly buzzing.

Join our digital stream to hear the latest news about Upswell 2020, explore stories of good from across the country, and get a new perspective on what comes next for the social sector.

JOIN THE WAVE

Upswell, powered by Independent Sector, is a community of thousands of engaged, passionate, and diverse changemakers – and the energy is constantly buzzing.

Join our digital stream to hear the latest news about Upswell 2020, explore stories of good from across the country, and get a new perspective on what comes next for the social sector.


UPSWELL 2020 SUPPORTERS

We would like to thank our supporters for their generosity and flexibility during this challenging time.